The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected eight scientists as Lasker Clinical Research Scholars as part of a joint initiative with the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation to foster the next generation of clinical scientists.
This program provides early-stage researchers with the opportunity to carry out independent clinical and translational research for 5 to 7 years at the NIH. The researchers also have the possibility of additional years of financial support, at the NIH or an NIH-funded research institution, upon project review. The new researchers will join 15 other Lasker Scholars who have been hired since 2012.
Lasker Scholars have access to the NIH Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world devoted to clinical research. The Lasker Foundation will provide additional developmental support to the scholars while they are working at the NIH by funding travel to scientific meetings and providing the opportunity to participate in selected foundation activities, including the Lasker Award ceremonies.
Christopher Kanakry, MD
Jack Shern, MD
Jing Wu, MD, PhD
Oncology Research Scholars
The following scientists have been selected for their work in oncology research: